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An independent press is one of the essential pillars of a democracy, and we need to support journalists and whistleblowers alike to protect it, says lawyer and free press advocate Trevor Timm. The First Amendment of the US Constitution is only 45 words, but it packs a punch. It protects free speech and a free press in America (in addition to re...
Posted August 11, 2017
About this event: From TED... Buckle up. It's wild out there! Some days it truly feels that the world has gone mad. But behind the neck-snapping political and social shifts we're seeing, the pace of technological, biomedical and scientific progress continues to accelerate. Truly jaw-dropping demonstrations of tech power are emerging almost every day. And they a...
Event details: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa · April 19, 2018
About this event: The sixth anniversary of TEDxHickory will be coming to The Belk Centrum at Lenoir-Rhyne University November 18th. This independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature a combination of live speakers and TED Talk videos that is sure to elevate the thinking and broaden the perspective of all who participate. And we couldn’t be more exc...
Event details: Hickory, North Carolina, United States · November 18, 2017
About this event: Post-truth. Fake news. Alternative facts. The very definition of truth seems to be up for grabs, and our relationship with truth is in a state of flux. New technologies have radically decentralised the means of producing and distributing information. Data, facts and figures filter through narratives that tap into our emotions and personal belief...
Event details: Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom · April 7, 2017
About this event: Introduction et animation Laurence Gauthier, animatrice Projection de la vidéo officielle TEDx Carlo Petrini , Fondateur de Slow Food Bourgogne vous parle Aurélia Warin - Ce que les animaux nous murmurent à l’oreille Martino Guenzi - Consommation alimentaire : une faim sans fin Bruno Dufayet - Salers, ça a l’air de rien, salaire ...
Event details: DIJON, Côte-d'Or, France · November 16, 2018
John Hodgman is a writer, humorist, geek celebrity, former professional literary agent and expert on all world knowledge. He was the bumbling PC in Apple's long-running "I'm a Mac; I'm a PC" ad campaign.
Behold, your recap of TED-related news: Habitat turns 50! First conceptualized in 1961 as part of architect Moshe Safdie’s thesis at McGill University, Habitat 67 has gone on to inspire several generations of architects. Combining high-rise living with community connection, Habitat’s concrete cluster of homes challenged the contemporary n...
Posted May 5, 2017
Supasorn Suwajanakorn works on ways to reconstruct, preserve and reanimate anyone -- just from their existing photos and videos.
About this event: Through TEDxNapierBridgeLive, we are bringing TED 2018 to Namma Chennai. Watch one full-length sessions of the legendary conference themed "The Age of Amazement" on HD Screen on April 22nd in SPI Cinemas Corporate Office (5th Floor) Schedule 🕐 14:45 Doors open 15:00 Introduction by TEDxNapierBridge 15:15 Session Part 1 16:15 Conversations + Br...
Event details: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India · April 21, 2018
About this event: In this time of accelerated history and unprecedented change, each of us possesses unique insights and talents – their true impact often not yet discovered. Whether through incredible leaps in science or in simple grace amid great trials, all of us together will overcome today’s challenges to forge a surprising future. Perhaps unfamiliar, it wil...
Event details: Washington, District of Columbia, United States · October 27, 2017
About this event: TEDxUCSIUniversityLive is a license for TEDx events centered around the live webcast of an official TED Conference to make the TED Conference more open, more global, and its impact more immediate. It aims to ignite communities around the world to engage with – and build on – the TED Conference experience while it happened live. What you will ge...
Event details: Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia · April 27, 2018
Forget those miserly folk who hoard their best for the last -- TED believes in starting strong. Kicking off TED2018 is Session 1 of the TED Fellows, who count among their ranks artists, activists, scientists, researchers, conservationists, thinkers and changemakers of all kinds. The Fellows program now total 453 individuals from 96 countries...
Posted April 10, 2018
Onyx Ashanti is the inventor of "beatjazz" -- a new way to make music.
Beatjazz inventor and controllerist
Jean-Manuel Izaret: A new Netflix-style pricing model that could make medical treatments affordable for all
In the US, the steep cost of medical care means many curable diseases go untreated. Pricing expert Jean-Manuel Izaret shares a plan for making treatments for curable diseases affordable for all by switching to a subscription-like payment system (similar to the one pioneered by Netflix) that would distribute costs over time and across an entire p...
Denis Dutton was a philosophy professor and the editor of Arts & Letters Daily. In his book The Art Instinct, he suggested that humans are hard-wired to seek beauty.
Jer Thorp creates beautiful data visualizations to put abstract data into a human context. At TEDxVancouver, he shares his moving projects, from graphing an entire year's news cycle, to mapping the way people share articles across the internet.
About this event: Buckle up. It's wild out there! Some days it truly feels that the world has gone mad. But behind the neck-snapping political and social shifts we're seeing, the pace of technological, biomedical and scientific progress continues to accelerate. Truly jaw-dropping demonstrations of tech power are emerging almost every day. And they are likely to p...
Event details: Vail, Colorado, United States · April 21, 2018
Charles Elachi is the director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he oversees space exploration programs such as the Mars Rovers.
When McKenna Pope was 13 she petitioned Hasbro to market its Easy-Bake Oven to boys as well as girls, and to make it available in gender-neutral colors. It worked.
Michael Pawlyn takes cues from nature to make new, sustainable architectural environments.
A casual reverse-image search unleashed a nightmarish reality on Noelle Martin when she discovered her face edited into pornographic materials across the internet. Join Martin as she recounts years battling shadowy online figures to reclaim her identity, narrative and peace of mind -- and learn how she helped change Australian law. (This talk co...
TED2018, themed "The Age of Amazement," kicked off Tuesday with two eye-opening sessions of talks from this year's TED Fellows -- with tech and science demos, music, dance and comedy -- as well as the opening of exhibits and, of course, a memorable Session 1 full of bold ideas, tough truths and jaw-dropping creative visions. Here are some of ...
Posted April 11, 2018
Journalist and photographer Bruno Torturra is the face of Media Ninja, a Brazilian digital collective making headlines for its ability to cover big news as it happens.
Michael Bierut is a partner in the New York office of Pentagram, a founder of Design Observer and a teacher at Yale School of Art and Yale School of Management.
As the CEO of Public Radio International, Alisa Miller works to bring the most significant news stories to millions -- empowering Americans with the knowledge to make choices in an interconnected world.
CEO, Public Radio International (PRI)
Tom Shannon's mixed-material sculpture seems to levitate -- often it actually does -- thanks to powerful magnets and clever arrangements of suspension wire. He designed the TED Prize trophy.
We're excited about the lineup for TED2019: "Bigger than us". So excited that we compiled a list of websites, links and pages from this year's speakers that you didn't know you needed. But you do. 1. AI Weirdness Adventures in the often hilarious antics of AI algorithms as they try to imitate human datasets, like firework names or Dungeons...
Posted March 27, 2019
Sebastian Thrun is a passionate technologist who is constantly looking for new opportunities to make the world better for all of us.
Rob Hopkins is the founder of the Transition movement, a radically hopeful and community-driven approach to creating societies independent of fossil fuel.